One of D&A’s original employees, Joe Grasso, P.E., joined the firm in 1992 following six years’ experience working with large Austin-based engineering firms. As Vice President in the Austin office, Joe is the senior managing engineer responsible for a variety of site development projects. He coordinates project design activities including conceptual planning, site layout, grading, drainage, water quality and detention, utility alignments, erosion control, and engineering support calculations. Joe coordinates platting, permitting, site-work specifications, and cost estimates and handles inquiries during construction. He also represents clients at public meetings, including planning and zoning, city or county council, and at state jurisdictions. In addition, he manages one of D&A’s largest commercial retail accounts. He directs his own design team consisting of engineers, technicians, drafters and administrative staff, performs project management, maintains client contact, corresponds with governmental agencies and coordinates with subconsultants. Joe received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Texas and is a licensed engineer in the State of Texas.